Big auction of a long time collector this weekend.

Online sale – Margaret Wenstrup’s art and personal property


Everything But The House is proud to represent the personal property sale of listed Cincinnati artist and modernist pioneer Margaret Newland Wenstrup (1930-2008). Margaret Wenstrup grew up in a small town inKentucky, and the lack of art classes within the local school system led her to seek training elsewhere. She studied weaving in Arizona, took art courses in Indianapolis, and in 1949 Margaret enrolled at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. In 1953, she was the first woman to win the Academy’s prestigious Wilder Scholarship

Margaret Wenstrup was also an enthusiastic collector of folk art and found inspiration in the work of artists such as the Kinney’s, Howard Finster and many, many others. Margaret is perhaps best known for her modern abstract design, which is evident in the example of her artwork which was selected as a mural to be painted onto the side of the Reinermann Building at the corner of Fourth and Central in Downtown Cincinnati in 1971.

Everything But The House ( is excited to represent this icon of Cincinnati art and is proud to offer for sale the contents of Margaret’s New Richmond home, including dozens of examples of Margaret’s original artwork such as paintings, drawings, sculpture, serigraphs and etchings. Margaret collected folk art by Hazel Kinney, Carl Mackenzie, and many others. In addition to artwork there are also mid century era and antique furnishings, vintage toys and collectibles, general household items, and much, much more. EBTH’s sales are performed online from their website at and all items start at a $1 opening bid.

Bids for items included in this sale can be placed starting on Monday July 20th, 2009 up until the sale begins to close on Sunday, July 26th, 2009 @ 4PM EST. A public preview of the items offered for sale will be held at Margaret’s New Richmond, OH home in a wonderful serene country setting on Friday, July 24th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Saturday, July 25th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Please visit our website for sale details, terms and conditions

Feel free to respond via email or call John Neiheisel at 513-886-5248 with any questions.

Take care,